CCSU Looks To Expand In New Britain And Into Hartford

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Faced with declining enrollment and decreasing state funds, Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller is planning to establish a presence in downtown Hartford and to expand the university's offerings in downtown New Britain. "We are landlocked here" in the northeastern corner of New Britain, Miller said. "We only have a limited amount of space." So as he considered the university's options for expansion and for shoring up its finances and enrollment numbers, Miller said he asked this question: "Where can we do more to help?" With the CTfastrak busway under construction between New Britain and Hartford, the answer seemed obvious. "We are in between them," Miller said of the downtowns. "The bus runs by our campus. … When you take all these pieces and put them together ..."

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